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The Green’s golf pro earns youth leadership award from PGA

The golf professional employed at The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood has been selected as the Arkansas Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader for 2013.

In a letter released on April 16 to the city from the Arkansas Chapter of the PGA, Dawn Darter was recognized as a leader for youths.

“PGA Junior Golf Leader Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youths,” said Chris Mayes, president of the Arkansas Chapter of the PGA. “This person has a proven interest, concern and ability to provide opportunities and experience for juniors to learn and play golf.”

Darter was the first golf professional employed by the city when Sherwood took over the former North Hills Country Club and golf course, declared imminent domain from its former private owners, and turned it into a municipal golf course, renaming it The Greens at North Hills.

“Through Dawn’s tireless efforts with the junior program at The Greens at North Hills, as well as being a Regional Director for the Arkansas PGA Junior Tour, she has made a great impact on junior golf in this state.”

Mayes said it is important to remember that juniors are the future of the game of golf and future members of respective clubs.

“We are honored to have Dawn in our Association, as I am sure you are proud to have her at The Greens at North Hills,” Mayes said. “I would encourage you to share this information with your governing bodies as well as the membership. The Greens at North Hills should be proud of her, and she should be congratulated on this outstanding accomplishment.”

Mayes also thanked Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman for the city hiring a PGA professional at The Greens.

“You have one of the best in Dawn,” Mayes said.

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